Clue­less on power

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

I READ with in­ter­est Sam Cox’s let­ter ( TB, 21/ 7) and it oc­curred to me: he is still as clue­less as he was three years ago.

Maybe it is sour grapes that we punted him from our party, but Mr Cox fails to recog­nise that only the LNP has a plan to de­liver cheaper power and wa­ter se­cu­rity for North Queens­land.

Mr Cox ob­vi­ously had his head in the sand, or in other places, and missed LNP Leader Tim Ni­cholls’ an­nounce­ment on June 21 when he pledged $ 225 mil­lion to­wards de­liv­er­ing wa­ter se­cu­rity for Townsville.

He must also have missed the count­less times Tim Ni­cholls has pledged to en­sure a hitech low emis­sions coal- fired power sta­tion be­comes a re­al­ity for North Queens­land.

In fact, Tim Ni­cholls has pledged to fast- track plans for a hi- tech low emis­sions coal­fired power sta­tion in North Queens­land within 100 days of be­ing elected to gov­ern­ment.

Maybe Mr Cox missed both those com­mit­ments be­cause he is not in­ter­ested in rep­re­sent­ing North Queens­lan­ders and is all about self- in­ter­est.

There was a rea­son North Queens­lan­ders punted him at the last elec­tion.

North Queens­land house­holds, man­u­fac­tur­ers and busi­nesses shouldn’t miss out on af­ford­able and re­li­able elec­tric­ity be­cause An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk is try­ing to win in­ner- city Green pref­er­ences.

Only the LNP has a plan to Build a Bet­ter Queens­land – only the LNP can be trusted to en­sure a North Queens­land hi- tech low emis­sions coal­fired power sta­tion be­comes a re­al­ity.

North Queens­lan­ders want ac­tion – they cer­tainly don’t need the likes of Mr Cox, or the party he rep­re­sents. Both can’t de­liver. DALE LAST, LNP Bur­dekin MP.

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